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's deadly collision. >>> the first day of school fula hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. nursultan in fairfax, arlington, prince william, loudoun, and stafford counties as well as the city of alexandria, falls church, manassas, manassas park, and fredericksburg. many school systems will be dealing with an influx of new students, budgets, and salary freezes. tuesday morning, turning to the mayor's race. incumbent adrian fenty secured another major endorsement. the washington examiner endorsed him, citing his record on safety, education, and improved service. the endorsement comes a week before the primary and in the midst of early voting. >>> police are looking for two men in connection with a violent home invasion robbery in woodbridge. seven people in the house, including a newborn baby, when two masked men entered through an unlocked door. the victim wanted their identity protected. >> they took everything i own and everything i saved for. >> this is where they hit me with a pistol and the gun went off. >> no one was shot during the robber left seconds before and willi
. in virginia, 395, you are still slow. plus five minutes soar to make it from edsall to the seminary exit and we will wrap it up in northeast dc. i give you inbound new york avenue where it looks like we are below speed from the washington times building toward bladensburg road. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama travels to cleveland to lay out his latest economic plan. it involves $180 billion in spending and business tax cuts. mr. obama will argue against extending president bush's income tax peak for the wealthy. today b.p. releases its findings in to the deep water horizon oil spill. the internal investigation was done by b.p.'s safety and operations division. the explosion killed 11 people and spilled 5 million-barrels of oil. >>> today virginia governor bob mcdonnell unveils a new tax plan. it would add a charge to alcoholic drinks at bars an restaurants. it is part of his plan to sell off the state-run abc stores. >>> a ruling on holiday displays at government buildings in loudoun county. we hav
through thursday and covers most of virginia, maryland and the district of columbia. tropical moisture streaming from the north. temperatures in the 40s. 60s on the eastern shore. leading edge of this tropical moisture into southern virginia now. likely that will be arriving later this afternoon. heavy at times tonight through noon time. dry friday and saturday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well. interstate 66. several stretches now between haymark and manassas east of fair oaks and the capital pelt way. no incidents, just volume. let's head over and see if there's anything to wore about at the american legion bridge, rockville pike doing great. outer loop moving along nicely. travel lanes open both ways. out on the rails. metro and vre okay. one minor delay, mark 503. >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news out of the district. crews on the scene of a fire in the 3100 block of 16 street northwest in the columbia heights neighborhood. news 4's tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning, joe. this was a terrible fir
, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
a hurricane. we are watching him spinning east of the virginia north carolina border with heavy rains, a few of those showers into southern maryland and northern neck. temperatures in the 70s with 60s now in the valley. 88 by noon, a little more sun drive home temperature is 87. >> >> 9 news now is brought to you in part by lighten up. . >> you can tell by the microphone sounds the winds picking up so is the rain. here we go. and so is the rain. here we go. harry, erica, over to you. >> good job. >> dave, thanks. >>> still ahead this morning, a woman is attacked with a cup of acid. thrown at her face by a complete stranger. she'll share her really unbelievable story of survival. >>> also, the best deals on four wheels. find out why this weekend is the best time of year to buy a car. >>> plus, just how clean is your kitchen? if you're like many americans, not very. probably wouldn't even pass a restaurant inspection. don't invite us to dinner. just kidding. we'll tell you how to clean it up. ♪ our natural sweetener is born from the leaves of the stevia plant. it's sparkly and sweet with zer
.m. >>> we learned new details in the deadly john cop minutes shooting. he was from northern virginia. >> good morning. lcome back to news 4 today. >> it is friday, september 17th, 2010. a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. it is 67 degrees. another cool, freshing morning after much needed rain came down overnight. tom says we still need more. >> yeah, we sure do. mos of the region we just tamp down the dust. farther to our north about 30 miles, a good amount of rain. half an ih in many locations there. this morning now the sky is drying out again. partly cloudy. good morning. starting off friday morning with mildemperatures i the wake of the overnight rain. in the 60s shenandoah valley, through much of virginia and maryland. # 1 at washington. mountains of western maryland, west virginia, upper 50s to near 60. the moving color is rain that came throug in a couple waves yesterday overnight and last night. exited north and east. getting heavy downpours in southern new england. highs reaching low 80s. mid-50s. great day for outdoor creation and fun. sunday, partly cloudy, mid-80s. dry into
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was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking and everything like that and i mean he looked -- he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> reporter: the crisis was over around 1:30. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> reporter: police calling it a murder suicide. now the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
's biggest opening match-up boise state battled virginia tech. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> hey, there. good morning. third ranked boise state has wanted respect. after last night's game the broncos may have finally gotten it. it was the first game of the season but it felt like a bowl game. tie rod taylor to gerald boykin. 28 yard score. virginia tech up 27-26. but the broncos would not be denied. they play in the end zone. boise state holds on to win 33-30. >>> fourth round of the u.s. open at flushing me does, alex rodriguez watching second seat roger federer take on your begin mel zer. they switch on to the quarter finals. >>> finally round of the championship, tiger woods with a nice flop shot sets it up. good chance he'll be selected for the ryder cup team with the announcement coming today at the new york stock exchange. charley hoffman was on fire. watch his tee shot at 11. hits the flag stick. he'd make that at 30. hoffman showing up his magic touch. from the bunker, looking good, looking great. his first win in three years. >>> and
about why a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkin hospital in baltimore. it turns out the gunman was likely distraught over his mother's condition gentleman the incident began at the hospital around 11:00 yesterday morning. the gunman and his mother are said to be from arlington. police say paul warren pardus pulled a gun and shot his mother's doctor while the surgeon updated him on his mother's condition. pardus barricaded himself in his mother's eighth floor hospital room killing his mother and then himself. for more than two hours, no one knew what was happening inside. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. it was scary just knowing that machine -- someone is on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: police had originally identified par stay with us -- pardus as warren davis but he says he changed his name. >>> four metro access drivers accused of sexual assaults against disabled customer
in a townhouse community in the 15700 block of widewater drive in montclar, virginia. he died she survived. no word on her condition. >>> if you're near ronald reagan washington national airport this morning you may notice lot was emergency vehicles, maybe even some smoke there. no need to worry. this isll part of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale respon
pole knocked down there overnight. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia and tysons and the outer loop should be cleared. 95 south, the construction should be cleared out of the way as well. >> thank you. we're following a developing story now from california where one person was killed after an explosion and fire ripped through a neighborhood near san francisco. >> authorities say a ruptured gas line might be to blame for this inferno. all of it took place in the city of san bruno. officials say 53 homes were destroyed and another 120 were damaged. the fire is 50% contained. >> it was like an earthquake and a lot of rattling and the noise was phenomenal. it was so loud. >> at this point, officials don't know how many people were injured or how many are unaccounted for. crews plan to search through the rubble of the burned out homes later today. >> our other top story now, nine years after 9/11, religious tension still running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near groundo zero and pastor's protest. at this time he has suspended plans to burn the quran. >>
a northern virginia man staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say he shot a doctor and then shot and kill his mother and then turned the gun on himself. this morning, that doctors recovering and now the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's condition. sarah joins us with more on this. >> police say paul warren pardus became so upset when he heard about his mother's condition, he shot the surgeon. the wounded surgeon was shot in the abdomen. pardus barr indicatedded himself in the room with his mother. >> my boss came running in and he told me what happened, that there is a guy running around with a gun. and to stay put. it was carey -- scary knowing that somebody was running around with a gun on a rampage in a place where we're supposed to be protected. >> this morning, johns hopkin is operating as normal. >> pardus lived in south arlington with his mother in this home along south kenmore street. neighbors described him as friendly and quiet. they say he and to be his mother's
in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely undermined by water and mud. a disaster that collapsed the concrete block wall that used to be the foundatio
the state of virginia will be open today. a computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing drivers licenses and i.d. cards for about a week. today they will deal with a backlog or commerce. the offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon today. five metro red line stations will be closed today to do work. tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. metro is making improvements along an 8-mile stretch of track. they are expected to reopen in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. >> president obama will announce his newest plan to jump-start the economy. observers can't help but note it comes just three weeks before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like
>>> barring any last-minute changes, the commonwealth of virginia is set to execute a woman for the first time in 100 years. >> fox investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that took the life of a mother and her two children. >>> we are live on capitol hill with more on what you need to know about important changes in health care reform. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. >>> it is thursday, september 23rd, 2010 as we take a live look over wisconsin avenue this morning. you will notice when you step outside it is definitely hotter and stickier than it has been over the past couple of days. good morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> we'll give a chance to give back. we are teaming up with mix 107.3 for a fundraiser to help the children's national medical center. today, we are holding a radiothon. if you would like to donate, can you do so in a couple of ways. can you call the number on your screen or you can e-mail or go online. our tony perkins is down there. we'll check in with him in a co
or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
're dealing with hardly anything out on the roadways. i like it like this. 90 northbound in virginia. that's our first camera. want to show that you everyone they're moving at speed out of fredericksburg. so making your way up towards the mixing bow. as we take it over to 395 headed northbound no problems to report out this way from the beltway towards shirleying ton. keep an eye on north capital street. everything nice and clear out here. looks like construction in the area is now gone and wrapping up the outer loop in maryland everything is all good out here. lanes wide open between 95 and the georgia avenue exit. back to you. >>> d.c. police officers have spent the night guarding huge piles of stuff. they're the belongings of a woman who was evicted from her apartment. 9news reporter kristin fisher joins us now with her story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so often we hear these stories of eviction and foreclosure taking place across the country but it's very rare to actually see somebody's personal struggle literally spread out on the sidewalk for all to s
's arrival. but north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hills on the outer banks. >> reporter: calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need recognize they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> reporter: north carolina's outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i guess we'll be all right. >> reporter: evacuations orders are already in effect on okracoke island. more are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many aren't waiting for orders, already pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the sto
spending. shannon bream is live in sterling, virginia, just outside washington, which was a big swing area in 2008 with voters. what will republicans say this morning? shannon, good morning there. >> reporter: good morning, bill. they're going to roll out this pledge with america and whenty do that this morning we're going to hear more about what you talked about, a lot of folks saying what are you going to do, they're talking about what they're going to undo. we're getting a look at the first formal pledge here by jay gibson, our producer. here's a first look at what they're going to say but it's as much about undoing things as much as doing things, getting rid *t health care bill, repealing tax hikes and basically getting government out of business. we talked to senator bacchus and here's what he said. >> too big to fail is not about america. america is about people and opportunity. it's not about taking from the people and redirecting that to go to the government. >> gop says the government has overstepped, their plan is to reign it back in, bill. bill: we have heard that theme but the
by the commonwealth of virginia. lewis was convicted for paying and providing sex in exchange for the murders of her husband and stepson. she pleaded guilty in 2003. the trigger men in the case got life sentences. lewis' appeal was rejected yesterday by the u.s. supreme court. >>> we now know the name of the woman murdered outside her prince george's county apartment. neighbors say the woman was moving out of her old apartment on green belt road into a home that she had just purchased. it is believed that her killer attacked her when she returned to the apartment to move things. at this point her killer is still on the loose. >>> movers are coming to the rescue of a woman evicted from her apartment. her items took up several blocks of a neighborhood in northwest washington. the center of it all 11th street and otis place in the columbia heights area. chris ten fisher is live to tell us exactly what's going on now. >> reporter: you know, we've heard so much recently about foreclosures and evictions. but it's another thing to really see it. for this one woman in columbia heights, this is all of her st
football's biggest opening match-up, boise state battled virginia tech. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> hey, there. good morning. for years, non-bcs teams like third ranked boise state have wanted some respect. well, after last night's game against number ten, virginia tech, the broncos may have finally gotten it. it was the first game of the season, but it felt like a bowl game. after trailing 17-0 in the first quarter, the hokies regrouped. tyrod taylor to jarrett boykin. 28 yard score. virginia tech up, 27-26. but the broncos would not be denied. under two minutes to play, kellen moore finds austin pettis in the end zone. boise state holds on to win, 33-30. >>> fourth round of the u.s. open at flushing meadows, alex rodriguez watching second seat roger federer take on number 13, jurgen meltzer. match point, federer just too much for meltzer, the super swiss moves on to the quarterfinals, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, 63. >>> final round of the deutsche bank championship, tiger woods with a nice flop shot on 18 sets up a birdie
obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now in leonardtown. cooling down to 65 by 11:00 p.m. our skies will be clearing out this evening. a gorgeous seasonable weekend coming our way and a dra pattern going into next week. we'l talk about that and the fact thatkarl, hurricane karl, just made landfall around mexico. that coming upnd what's going on with igor as it approaches bermuda. >>> we are following a story in silver spring. police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler. a 17-month-old boy was choked to death after getting tangled in a window
involved in the shooting were not hurt. >>> police have determined a rash of robberies in northern virginia are connected. the spree began in july 26 with the holdup of a cash and carry store. the crimes continued this month with robberies of a taco bell and haircutlies in centerville and ashburn. in each case, the suspect brandished a knife and removed cash from a register. that suspect is described as a white male with dark blond hair believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s. >>> prosecutors say they are filing more charges against a suspected serial killer. police believe elias, stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is also a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in leesburg. most of the victims were black. so far, abdul is only accused of trying to kill a 26-year-old man. prosecutors in michigan are expected to lay out additional charges next week. >> we are still waiting to hear tonight whether governor mcdonnel will grant clamency. they are all but certain to put teresa to death next thursday night. ministers and a novelist are pleading for mercy. >> along a drive
. virginia, delaware, pennsylvania, new jersey and soon up into areas of new england. take a closer look at the radar. you can see the moisture coming straight from the south. a little swirl here, maybe our area of low pressure crossing down from south carolina to north carolina, getting drenched from raleigh. wimington has had an incredible amount of rain the last few days, maybe the highest total ever. the moderates, the steady rainfall now over the area and that's extending now just into the philadelphia region. new york city, the rain is still probably another hour or two away. and you notice that new york is probably more scattered during the day today. i think new york city will get the heaviest rain later on tonight. here is the total we're thinking. anywhere in the yellow and oranges, 3 to 4 inches. along the coast, we could see 4 to 5, maybe 6 inches of rain. the rest of the united states looks fantastic. that's a look at your forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside yo window. sunshine in milwkee, wisconsin. 67. really great weather out there. beautiful fall weather.
'donnell is scheduled to speak at a conservative summit. she defeated nine-term congressman mike castle. virginia governor mcdonnell and former governor massachusetts mitt romney and knew gingrich are expected to attend. >>> president obama went on the attack against republicans last night. he likened the economy to a car, saying that the gom run it into a ditch and watched as democrats tried to fix it. >> we get this car back on the road and we can see the way forward. and we get a tap on our shoulder and we turn around and it's the republicans. and they say, can we have the keys back? no. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> president was speaking at a fundraiser for connecticut senate candidate rich bloomingthal. >>> this is a measure aimed at boosting up small businesses and hopefully getting them to hire again. of course people would want that. the senate has passed this new bill. it would establish a $30 billion government fund to open up lending for credit-starved businesses and give them more tax incentives. >>> rates on a zero year fixed mortgage averages 3.47%.
of water. earl's powerful gusts and driving rains are now being felt in southeastern virginia and moving up the coast. we have complete coverage of hurricane earl. ron mott in north carolina, weather channel's mike seidel on long island, new york, nbc's michelle franzen in cape cod, still wounding what is going to happen there. let's begin with nbc meteorologist bill karins come have been worse but still some problems, bill? >> yeah, tell you, we had a category 4 at this time yesterday and very fearful what was going to happen in the carolinas and eventually up in cape cod. the storm weakened a little bit more than expected yesterday afternoon and evening that set the stage for the damage that miner in the eastern carolinas much the storm is continuing to pass to the north-northeast, wait for the new advisory from the hurricane center, later than kip cal with it. 11:00 advisory, usually a couple minutes early. actually, we just heard just came in, now down to a category 1 intensity. the weakening trend has continued with this storm. that shouldn't be a big surprise. we haven't
destroyed at least two home and damaged seven others. in a subdivision in manassas, virginia, it broke out around 3:00 this afternoon in the sumner lake sub division. firefighters had the blaze mostly contained. now there are a new report of injuries. drivers seem to have adjusted to a speed trap in montgomery county and it is making an impact. the village of chevy chase, maryland, has seen revenues fall 2.5 million because drivers are slowing down. the viage authorities say the money wasar mark for safety projects and does not impact the budget. >> the fda is placing strict rule on who can use avandia. now only patients sufring from type ii diabetes would run out of other options will be allowed to use it. avandia has been link to an increased rick of heart disease in europe. regulators have stopped all further use of the drugs. and now let's fast fward to the weather. >>> the weather today, another hotne out there, back into the 90s once again. it will be even hotter tomorrow. we have a couple showers out there. not too many. most of us on the dry side. doppler radar showing a clear sky
fear in some residents in virginia. they say the smell of natural gas has been lingering for days and weeks now. roz plater is live with more. roz? >> reporter: maureen, the families are back in their homes and the fire crews just left. it was the second time they left and folks who live here say no one can seem to explain why this is happening, that'll have a tough time sleeping tonight. 5:30 in the evening, the odor of gas is strong and they shoulds called for help. the same scenario has played out. >> we called 911, we're scared for our lives and we don't feel like they're doing anything to help us. >> reporter: fueling their fear, the recent deadly gas explosion and fire near san francisco. >> we all made that connection that that could be us. >> the fire department responded to go door-to-door and using meters to check the level of gas in the homes. >> and we're all cautious and like to check what we can and if we're not detecting the gas on the meters, that makes it hard to find why it's coming from. >> and some tie it to new construction that began about the same time as th
car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the designers all
. >> reporter: commuters here ar from maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. and over on 95, could you find drives from any state in the union and tourists from any country in the world. this new maryland ban on handheld cell pne use while drive ago driving applies to all of thm. no texting, no handheld cell phones. the goal is to cut down on distracted driving. last year in maryland, there were 549 traffic fatalities. a large number were caused by distctions. >> 30% of those recent crashes have been related to people using their cell phones or texting. and we want to make sure that people understand, evenhough we think we can do three or four things in the car at one time, it's never a good idea. >> reporter: texting while driving was made a primary offense last year. it took longer to get the new law bang handheld cell phone use while driving. it's a secondary offense. which means if the driver gets stopped for speeding or neglect driving. they can also get ticketed for drivi with a handheld cell phone. >> i hope that message gets around, and particularly to young people. we pass
.c. pretty much all of eastern virginia and eastern north carolina is under this tornado watch. again, we have a couple warnings out there near virginia beach at this time. but that's about it. so we'll watch isolated weak tornadoes. i don't think we're going to see a tornado outbreak but could see weaker ones. these bands of rain have been impressive. the center of the storm you can see a spin as it heads up toward raleigh. but these streamers off the coast we're getting drenched and a training rain effect. flash flood warnings through much of eastern north carolina. now that heavy rain is making its way through d.c., baltimore and philadelphia. and now the rain is beginning on long island and new york city. it's going to be a very rough morning commute all along i-95. the winds will be picking up during the day today but the heaviest rain looks to be from d.c. to baltimore to philly and eastern portions of pennsylvania are going to see a lot of rain. our computers are estimating anywhere between three to five inches of rain in this area with the bull's eye somewhere near i-95. your fore
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of west virginia, temperatures there are near 60. over the last 12 hours, the bulk of the heavier rain fell north of washington in pennsylvania. they hadevere weather. new york city, they're getting that there. long island, heavy downpours and strong winds. for, we'll have some sunine. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and increasing sunshine by late afterno. great weather for all the games. partly cloudy sunday, mid-80s. good wther for the skins game sunday afternoon. how is our traffic, ashley? >> well, od morning. we are starting you off with a big problem. outer loop is shut down between connecticut avenue and 355. this is the headlights on connecticut area. it happened in the 10:00 ho overnight. hazm spill. they're still cleaning it up. no delaproblems exi right now b traffic is light. this is going to be a big issue for beltway drivers. back to you. >>> thanks ve much, ashley. >>> for the first time two of the discovery channel employees spoke out about their four hour ordeal. they talked publicly to oprah winfrey. they said they were forced to lie on the floor of the discovery b
are traveling over in virginia, you're going to find lanes are open on the beltway inner loop, leaving 50 toward 66, as an earlier accident cleared, but the inner loop of the beltway is slow leaving 236 toward 66 and in bound 7 at 123, that's where they have a crash with only one lane getting by. 66 in separate stretches slowing at manassas, fair oaks to 123 and again at the beltway. southbound 270, lanes open out of rockville but slow in the main line and the local lanes as you travel southbound toward the split. busy on the top side approaching and passing 109 and delays in germantown. outer loop below speed from 95 to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> an american woman held in iran prison for more than a year speaks out about her ordeal. sharia shourd's comments come as the president arrives in new york for the u.j. general assembly. she was charged with spying and two other americans, her fiance and friend. they say they mistakenly crossed the board when hiking in 2009. and while shourd said she is happy for her freedom, she does not feel completely free. >>
. >>> a commuter alert now in virginia. state police are on the scene of a serious multicar crash on eastbound i-66. officials tell 9 news now all lanes of eastbound i-66 have been shut down after a collision involving at least three vehicles prior to the roosevelt bridge. we are just getting in good news from these motorists. it may not look like it on this shot but parts of the lane are open and some traffic is getting through in the area. fire officials say initial 918 calls indicated the motorist that caused the crash may have suffered an emergency. several victims were transported from the scene. again, some of the lanes of eastbound 66 have reopened but traffic will be delayed for a while there. >>> firefighters are keeping an eye on the burning rubble of what used to be two homes in northern virginia. still winds helped to spread the flames among several houses in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: kathy kennedy can't fight back the tears as she looks at what is left of her home, one day after the fire. >> it was huge. i have never seen something so big. t
of all of it. >>> theresa lewis scheduled to die tomorrow. the first execution of a virginia woman in nearly a century. next hour, a death penalty expert complains why she should not be put to death. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees can get low mileage lease on this 2011 malibu ls for around one ninety-nine a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevydealer.com. >>> you have to wonder what the vatican is thinking, and what it's going to do to prevent this nonstop stream of scandals. as if the sex scandals aren't enough, like in milwaukee where the archdiocese fired nine priests accused of sexually abusing children, and the now dead priest who had sexual contact with students at the school for the death. a report came out a couple of weeks ago that detailed sex abuse allegations in nearly every diocese in belgium. 13 alleged victims killed themselves, and now an
lewis, also the first woman to be executed in virginia, convicted of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson for insurance money. she died by way of lethal injection, speaking her final words to her daughter, saying i want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry, end quote. protestors outside the prison argued lewis was treated unfairly in that case. martha: right now, we are awaiting a major hearing on the voter intimidation case that involves the new black panther party. one of the key government players in this controversy is about to give his side of this story. steve centanni is live at the u.s. commission on civil rights in washington. steve, bring us up to date on where this case stands now and who we expect to hear from today. >> reporter: we expect to hear from two lawyers in the justice department, both of whom recommended going ahead with prosecution of this case. now, let me take you back to 2008, the election day, the presidential election, ale pooing place in philadelphia, where three new black panther party members were standing outside, wearing black paramilit
it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took good conserve win about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nurse something sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which fa
, president obama pleaded his case in a backyard in fairfax, virginia. >> that we have a tax system that is fair and helps the middle class while also tends to our long-term deficit problems. what the president walks a political problem set a few weeks away -- a few seats away. >> connolly opposes tax hikes now on anyone. jim webb and at least three more senate democrats and independent democrat joe lieberman all oppose the obama plan. as the senate gets back to work, that empowered republicans. >> that is why i am introducing legislation today that ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than they are right now. >> avoid taxing the well-off help or hurt the recovery? >> at the cut back their consumption, that is a drag on the economy which is not what we need. >> go back to the rates that were in place when bill clinton were prep -- was president. at that time we had 22 million jobs created, much faster income and wage growth. the economy was coming pretty good. >> with no vote in congress, rates rise on everyone. it is a game of chicken, but the
, virginia. >> that's right. this is a 21-page document they're going to release today to the public. it's focused sharply on cutting taxes, spending and government regulations including president obama's health care law and his stimulus program so let's look at the details, you know, g.o.p. leaders formally roll it out this morning making clear what republicans would do if they take over the house after the midterms so on the economy, it promises to stop what republicans call job killing tax hikes. pass a small business tax reduction, reign in government red tape and repeal business mandates. for government spending, a vow to end government control of fannie mae and freddie mac, cancellation of all unspent stimulus money, a rollback of spending to prestimulus and prebailout levels, a hard cap on discretionary spending and weekly votes on spending cuts. for health care, repeal and replace health care reform law, substituting medical liability reform legislation and making permanent a law banning federal money for abortion services. in the government reform section of this, a rule mandati
from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and maryland area and beaches in delaware seeing the strongest winds. the storm tracks off the coast for the most part. the heaviest winds and rain offshore and the big waves doing the damage along the coast and the pictures you will see. we have hurricane warnings up for areas of cape cod and the hurricane center thinks it's possible to make a direct impact out on the cape. it is looking more unlikely and still a hurricane warning so we have to wait until they drop that, maybe they'll do that at 11:00. as far as the waves go, 23-foot waves right now of virginia beach. that forecast track takes it parallel to the coast today. don't expect a big increase of the winds today in maryland and delaware. jersey area, long island seeing worse today and right off of cape cod later tonight. here's how it looks. as far as the storm goes, the center of the circles where it's located. heaviest of the rains along the jersey shore, new england 2:00 to 4:00 today and then the worst exiting jersey shore about 6:00. racing up the coast for cape cod,
that is -- but i pray that is not true. i pray that is not true. i pray my junior colleague from virginia is correct when he says the one thing we cannot allow to change are the values upon which this couny is built. for if that were to occur, then they would be able to declare victory. genuine victory. i predict to you that one thing has chand, though, i respectfully suggest that the way of life of present and future terrorists has changed forever. thfuture of organized terrorist cellis abt to welcome the 21st century in a way th they never anticipate anticipated. for in this dastardly act they may have done what no other group of people could possibly have done, and that is unite the civilized world, unite our allies in europe who share our values, unite our russian friends, our chinese friends, unite the world. because that image of that plane smashing into the second to you we're has reverberated around the world, and every leader in every country can picture the same thing happening there their nation. i recently visited china with three of my colleagues. there are buildings in china
to death last night in virginia. teresa lewis had been convicted for arranging the murders of her for arraracng the murders of her activists argued lewis was not net intelligent enough to carry out the plot. in her last words lewis apologized for the crime. >>> president obama has private meetings with world leaders in new york today as his u.n. visit wraps up. >> the president focused on the mideast during a major address yesterday. another speaker made remarks so controversial some people left the room. t.j. winick has more from the u.n. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the morning session here at the united nations really belonged to president obama, who spoke about his hopes for mideast peace. the afternoon session belonged to iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who also spoke about peace but struck a much fern president just weeks after the administration relaunched direct talks between the two sides. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know t
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding rain
. and then he'll be on to virginia. more of the same. it's the battle for the bushes, you might argue. can the president sway swing voters in the mid terms? wendell goler will have the latest on that strategy. >>> and have you heard about this sky? cody brown, the newest breakout reality television star, butsy getting a whole lot more attention than perhaps he wanted as the star of helicopter sister wives" on tlc, he has four, count them, four, spouses, some 13 kids, and he is flaunting a polygamist lifestyle. >> my name is cody brown and you've got to meet my family. i'm a polygamist, but we're not the polygamists you think you know. i have three awesome wives, mary, janelle, and christie. >> gregg: he's since add add fourth. will authorizes prosecute him? should they? we'll debate it. jen let's take a live look at demoines, iowa, president obama now trying to fire up the democratic base ahead of the midterm elections. there he is. so he's hitting the suburbs to meet constituents, face to face. wendell goler is live at the white house with this story, wendell. >> reporter: jenna, the pres
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